Tuesday, July 29, 2014

peashooter85:

History’s first forensic murder investigation, China, 1235 AD

In 1247 AD during the Song Dynasty of China, a book called Collected Cases of Injustice Rectified also known as The Washing Away of Wrongs was first published by Song Ci, a Chinese coroner and detective.  Essentially the book was a guide for early coroners, detailing how to determine cause of death based on forensic science.  Divided into 53 chapters and five volumes, the work details the case studies and personal observations of Song Ci. Incredibly advanced for its time, the book covers topics such as anatomy, the decay of corpses, details the wounds made by different weapons, appearance of corpses from various causes of death, and postmortem examination methods.

Among the case studies of The Washing Away of Wrongs is an anecdote now considered to be the first case of forensic entomology in history.  In 1235 AD a man was found stabbed, slashed, and hacked to death in a small village. The local magistrate inspected the victims wounds, then tested various types of blades on animal corpses, which allowed him to determine that the weapon used was a common farming sickle.   According to Song Ci, a brilliant plan was created by the magistrate to determine who was the murderer,

The local magistrate began the investigation by calling all the local peasants who could be suspects into the village square. Each was to carry their hand sickles to the town square with them. Once assembled, the magistrate ordered the ten-or-so suspects to place their hand sickles on the ground in front of them and then step back a few yards. The afternoon sun was warm and as the villagers, suspects, and magistrates waited, bright shiny metallic green flies began to buzz around them in the village square. The shiny metallic colored flies then began to focus in on one of the hand sickles lying on the ground. Within just a few minutes many had landed on the hand sickle and were crawling over it with interest. None of the other hand sickles had attracted any of these pretty flies. The owner of the tool became very nervous, and it was only a few more moments before all those in the village knew who the murderer was. With head hung in shame and pleading for mercy, the magistrate led the murderer away. The witnesses of the murder were the brightly metallic colored flies known as the blow flies which had been attracted to the remaining bits of soft tissue, blood, bone and hair which had stuck to the hand sickle after the murder was committed. The knowledge of the village magistrate as to a specific insect group’s behavior regarding their attraction to dead human tissue was the key to solving this violent act and justice was served in China.

Today The Washing Away of Wrongs has been translated into several different languages, with modern forensic scientists adding their own anecdotes and studies.  It has been esteemed by generations of public service officials and is often required reading in criminology today.

(Source: www1.chinaculture.org)

glacier1701:

New artwork to go along with the June report!! Now that is a Deluxe Hangar I want!!!

glacier1701:

New artwork to go along with the June report!! Now that is a Deluxe Hangar I want!!!

(Source: taigakabu)

wiltingboy:

the good thing about me is that you can not talk to me for 3 weeks and then talk to me and I’ll be fine and still care about you the same way I did before

the bad thing is that I do that to people and they don’t understand that sometimes I just don’t feel like interacting with people.

learnhowtoadult:

thesighofthree:

if you’re not watching how to adult on youtube, why?????

Emma writes my favorite jokes ever. :]
- Mike

learnhowtoadult:

thesighofthree:

if you’re not watching how to adult on youtube, why?????

Emma writes my favorite jokes ever. :]

- Mike

trebaolofarabia:

life-at-taco-bell:

You would think that teenagers would be the rudest customers when really it’s mostly old, middle-aged people. 

Teens always look terrified as customers.

starkexpos:

buzzfeed:

itriedthatonceitwasabadmove:

austinabridged:

itriedthatonceitwasabadmove:

As a professional internet, it’s my job to search the web for quality, intellectually stimulating content. Like this.

The heavens parted, and delivered unto us a scion of hope, a glimmer of immortality. This song.

Its been a few hours since I posted this and I’m pretty sure I’ve gone back to listen to it about twelve times now and each time it still makes me almost develop a hernia from laughing so much.

i’ve never loved something the way i love this post

wickedclothes:

Reclaimed Lightbulb Terrarium

Inside of this reclaimed lightbulb lies sand, seashells, assorted pebbles, and marimo, otherwise known as Japanese moss balls. Marimo, a prized plant in Japan, is grown underwater and requires only low light and water to thrive. Rests on a driftwood base. Sold on Etsy.

dokii:

inspired by [x]

amaranththeicefury:


His face <3

amaranththeicefury:

His face <3

shinykonyta:

terreverte:

cake gifs

are you fuckin kiddin me like what kinda people just captions this ‘cake gifs’ and walks away this shit fucking put a spell on me i was unable to look away it was wild start to fucking finish that looks like REAL CAKE it looks like i can reach out and have me some god damn cake. damn son

robofillet:

timinator232:

beastcootie:

trulyoutgayedyourself:

rumour:

crimewave420:

erinkrystynax:

crimewave420:

2chaaaain:

grates:

please someone reassure my this is just fuckin  w people right.

this is bullshit what the fuck

Wait y’alls cups are really that small? holy fuck

why the fuck anyone needs 1.3L of coke in one sitting is beyond me but anyway

cause a nigga gets thorsty sometimes

WAIT THATS REALLY HOW BIG MCDONALDS CUPS ARE IN AMERICA???? WHAT THE FUCK!!!

Jesus Christ.

I’m almost entirely positive they aren’t that big here in the US and that we also use those colorful cups here. Has anyone actually fact checked this?

also we use ice way more than most other places

No, this is legit. I always make the mistake of ordering a medium meal from Maccas when I go to the States and then I’m like damn why is there so much drink?!The ratio of ice to drink in Maccas cups in Australia vs the US is approximately the same. Americans just drink a buttload of soft drink.

As a person who has worked at a US McDonalds I can attest that the bigger sizes are true for US drinks.

robofillet:

timinator232:

beastcootie:

trulyoutgayedyourself:

rumour:

crimewave420:

erinkrystynax:

crimewave420:

2chaaaain:

grates:

please someone reassure my this is just fuckin  w people right.

this is bullshit what the fuck

Wait y’alls cups are really that small? holy fuck

why the fuck anyone needs 1.3L of coke in one sitting is beyond me but anyway

cause a nigga gets thorsty sometimes

WAIT THATS REALLY HOW BIG MCDONALDS CUPS ARE IN AMERICA???? WHAT THE FUCK!!!

Jesus Christ.

I’m almost entirely positive they aren’t that big here in the US and that we also use those colorful cups here. Has anyone actually fact checked this?

also we use ice way more than most other places

No, this is legit. I always make the mistake of ordering a medium meal from Maccas when I go to the States and then I’m like damn why is there so much drink?!

The ratio of ice to drink in Maccas cups in Australia vs the US is approximately the same. Americans just drink a buttload of soft drink.

As a person who has worked at a US McDonalds I can attest that the bigger sizes are true for US drinks.

Replace one of the words in a video game title with “fuck”

yondamoegi:

alko-boom:

ahorsefacejean:

mcshorti:

dontknowchev:

headphonepoe:

mysticspectrum:

theperksofbeinganassbutt:

agentcaralina:

dontmakemechokeaginge:

noodleriot:

theypoopbutterflies:

ssophoo:

connor-is-the-captain-of-my-bed:

gaaaaaaaaaambit:

l3ucky:

leftforbed:

The walking fuck

The fucking dead

Fuck Dogs

the fuck among us

Fuck Creed!

Assassin’s Fuck.

Mass Fuck

Fatal Fuck

Dragon Fuck

The Last of Fuck

The Elder Fuck: Fuckrim

Minefuck

The Legend of Fuck

FUCKCRAFT.

Battlefuck Theater 

Fuck Simulator

Fuck Factory 4

The Fucks 2

Fuck Online

(Source: a-rainy-day-daydream)

schala:

Usagi is so depressed about Mamoru being kidnapped by the Dark Kingdom that she is unable to focus on anything. Of all the senshi, it’s Minako, who was just introduced and has not had time to become friends with the rest of the team yet, is the one who shows up unannounced at Usagi’s house to help cheer her up.

Minako is the most mature of the group, the one most like a mother, just because of her past as Sailor V. She knows the pain of loss of love, of being separated in the middle of a fight. And, for longer than any of the other scouts, she had to fight the Darkside all on her own.

It’s no surprise that she would be the first to comfort Usagi. They’re the only two who have had to fight alone without knowing anyone else to count on or back them up. That gives them a stronger link to each other even if they’ve only known each other a little while.